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Published: 2022-05-09

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Department of Plant Protection, Faculty of Natural Resources and Environmental Studies, University of Kordofan, El Obeid, P.O.Box 160, Sudan.


Department of Entomology, School of Agriculture, Lovely Professional University, Phagwara, India.

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Apis florea, Fabricius, 1787, the exotic dwarf bee, is native to Southeast Asia's tropical and subtropical climates. This bee's extensive range is restricted to warm areas, where it thrives. Over the last few decades, human activities transported A. florea to the African continent, where the species has successfully established itself. A. florea was first discovered in the Khartoum forest in 1985. The rapid invasion of A. florea exhibits a significant and effective settling which enables it to play a vital role in the agri-ecosystem services. After being introduced to Sudan, A. florea is believed to have undergone behavioral or character amendments as a result of ecological adaptation to various climatic conditions. As a result, the purpose of this work is to review the current status and comprehensive research on A. florea specie in order to understand its impact in a new habitat as well as its potential economic benefits.

Keywords: Exotic, Apis florae, climate, adaptation, khartoum

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IBRAHIM, M. M., & DEVI, Y. K. (2022). A SCIENTIFIC NOTE: Apis florea FABRICIUS, (HYMENOPTERA: APIDAE), INVASION AND PRESENT STATUS IN SUDAN. Asian Journal of Agriculture and Allied Sciences, 5(1), 26–29. Retrieved from https://ikprress.org/index.php/AJAAS/article/view/7668


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